Foto de Manuel Castillo
  • Biography
  • Ph.D., Food Science and Technology, University of Murcia, 2002
    B.S., Food Science and Technology, University of Murcia, 1999
    B.S., Veterinary, University of Murcia, 1995
  • Areas of knowledge
  • The overall objective of my academic appointment is teaching undergraduate students in the areas of Food Science and Technology, Dairy Science and Technology and Food Processing Engineering, as well as training Masters and Ph.D. students in the Food Processing area through the development of new optical sensor technologies with near term commercial application.
  • Research lines
  • My current research program focuses on the development of cutting-edge Optical Sensor Technologies for Inline Food Process Monitoring and Control. Different inline optical sensor technologies using light backscatter and fluorescence are currently under development in my lab such as: a) combined monitoring of milk coagulation and curd syneresis during cheese making, b) determining the degree of whey protein denaturation during thermal treatment of milk, c) estimating thermal damage in milk using fluorescence markers during milk heat-treatment, and d) determining the degree of emulsification in meat emulsions during chopping.